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Flower Power

Posted by Danny London on 7/18/2016 to Solar News

“Flower Power” Increases Solar Cell Efficiency by 12 Percent

A team of scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany are giving new meaning to the 1960’s Hippie mantra “Flower Power.”   According to an article in Solar Daily, a KIT team of scientists “…reproduced the epidermal cells of rose petals that have particularly good antireflection properties and integrated the transparent replicas into an organic solar cell,” which has resulted in a 12% efficiency gain.